U.S. Unemployment Rate Drops To 8.4 Percent In August, 1.4 Million Jobs Added | Morning Joe | MSNBC

U.S. Unemployment Rate Drops To 8.4 Percent In August, 1.4 Million Jobs Added | Morning Joe | MSNBC 1

 

Exceeding expectations, the U.S. economy added 1.4 million jobs in the month of August, dropping the unemployment rate to 8.4 percent, but still showed a slow recovery amid the coronavirus pandemic. Aired on 09/04/2020.
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U.S. Unemployment Rate Drops To 8.4 Percent In August, 1.4 Million Jobs Added | Morning Joe | MSNBC

73 Comments on "U.S. Unemployment Rate Drops To 8.4 Percent In August, 1.4 Million Jobs Added | Morning Joe | MSNBC"

  1. Denna Luedecke | September 4, 2020 at 9:09 AM | Reply

    I lot of people can’t keep applying for benefits so that number is not accurate.

    • @Bjay AwesomeBlackDude PRESIDENT TRUMP wants to help renters but Pelosi has stalled NEGOTIATIONS for political reasons in order to try to blame TRUMP for her failure.

    • DesignatedOperator | September 4, 2020 at 5:05 PM | Reply

      What I know for sure is that liberals want the economy to fail for political reasons.

    • @Bjay AwesomeBlackDude Hey I don’t think that @Eliza person is a real person/voter/whatnot. I don’t know if this is a telltale sign, but I’ve noticed a lot of these type of ‘blank’ accounts that were newly activated just in time for the 2016 or 2020 elections (2015-16 & 2019-20) and talk with very similar talking points _”I used to be a Dem or lifelong Dem but this year…”_ and lavish praise on Trump in a ‘worshiping god’ sense. Traverse these comments sections for Mainstream media enough you’ll begin to notice the patterns.

    • @Talents Head Oh, she’s definitely a Russian from Putin’s troll farm.

    • @Bjay AwesomeBlackDude The US is already a fascist country in many aspects. In other aspects, “just” significantly far down that road but not there yet. But yes, after almost 4 years of this man showing (not alwaysvoluntarily so) his true colors, his actions, mindset and intents, and his party of cultism catering to pretty much his every whim – we know what this guy is all about. We know his goals, ambitions, intents and his mode of operation. From what we’ve learned so far, both of him and his actions, and a looong, broad, heavily documented world history of these kinds of developments/schemes – an American fascist dictatorship appears to be his obvious goal.

      When you take a step back and take an eagle’s eye view of the longer term evolusion of all this, it is quite worrying and disturbing to see how far down the road towards that goal, the United States have already come. And if you talk to people from other similar societies that have experienced this kind of development coming to full fruition, you’ll hear the same observations and worries (having personally lived through it, they do speak with some legitimacy). Talking to well-versed and competent historians that know and understand well the United States, but are not personally invested and clouded by partisanship, polarization and anti-critical “patriotism” the way most citizens are – you’ll sadly also hear much of the same worries and warnings.

      The United States of America need a restructuring and reaffirmation of its separation of powers. While much of these developments have been induced and pumped full of rocket fuel by Trump, some of them have also been going on for decades, eating up the constitutional principles and ideals, in many small(er) bites. But Trump, his admin and cabinet has demonstrated huge flaws and pitfalls – much of it relying on a genuine interest and will to cooperate and compromise for the benefits of the people. Some of it relying on a presumption of good faith, ethics, dignity and honor. It has been well demonstrated now that this doesn’t cut it, there has to be hard and specific legislation to secure separation and limitation of powers, especially for the executive branch, bit in honesty all of them.

  2. 1.6 million jobs people had before they were let go during the pandemic so their not new their just open positions

    • Bjay AwesomeBlackDude | September 4, 2020 at 11:45 AM | Reply

      @gucci mane the Postal General Master still dismantling the Postal Service,

      Trump ensuring all national law enforcement departments to continue purging people not just black.

      2019 Repo Market bailout cost us trillion of dollars before Cvid-19 trillion dollars bailout for the rich.

      BLM doesn’t support Biden because Biden doesn’t speak 🔊 with any real world policy for the younger generation.

      Folks don’t believe their vote actually count seeing the final decision orchestrated thru the Electoral College. Example California 55 electoral votes w/a large population while Wyoming has low population carry 3.6 times more influence that supersede California.

      Like I said before a mass large of Biden population voters will be abandoned on the street before Nov 3.

      Becuz of that homeless event will lead to another big spike boost of Cvid-19 crisis and also another boost in high crime activities.

      Biden doesn’t even have a poverty policy in place to rectify the situation. Plus Hillary already had attempted to go after the conservatives voters that didn’t work and it won’t work now.

      Biden will lose because of this.. 😩 😷

    • @Bjay AwesomeBlackDude not really man you just have to get out and vote on such a scale that theres no question who won

    • Bjay AwesomeBlackDude Don’t give up hope. That’s what the status quo wants us to do.

      The status quo wants healthcare for all to wait. It wants dirty waterways, leaded up public water, and plasticky bottled water for all. It wants towering landfills for all. It wants horrid air quality and global warming for all. It wants contaminated and fewer amounts of food for all. It wants people to be less educated. It wants people to be drowning in debt (regarding the degrading of our own dollar with an increasing national debt, as well as personal debt [credit cards, rent, mortgages, business mistakes, student loans….things like that]). It wants most people to be denied leadership within their respective businesses. It wants most people to buy, buy, buy instead of make, make, make. It wants us to blame other countries instead of looking at ourselves first. It wants us to have dilapidated parks that make children sad. It wants us to go home early and not enjoy life with these arbitrary curfew laws and with turning the clock back one hour during every cold, depressing winter. It wants us to denigrate the arts. It wants us to have vengeance (whether verbally or physically) and impatience towards people who have committed wrongs in society, instead of teaching us that guiding them to a new pathway is the right thing to do. It also wants those who did not wrong society to also bicker towards each other, and it wants people who have wronged themselves to terminate their lives.

      The status quo is very powerful, but we can still change it before time runs out. We can’t ignore conversations with people, it will hurt us if we do. We cannot be timid about speaking our own mind and we cannot not be timid about listening to someone else’s mind. No matter who you and I vote for, may the force be with you the whole way 🙏✨.

    • @Bjay AwesomeBlackDude ni siquiera viviste el fascismo pedazo de pelotudo. Mi familia política lo vivió y fueron perseguidos en todos los sentidos

    • Si gana Trump me cago de risa

  3. There are still people that have stop looking and those that are under-employed. Do the job’s number specify those people?

  4. Tradesmen, Professionals can look forward to Starbucks/Delivery jobs.

  5. Revealing Serendipity | September 4, 2020 at 9:21 AM | Reply

    Were these people going back to their old jobs? How many have run out of unemployment insurance rolls. These figures can’t be accurate.

    • I believe you’re 100% correct.

    • I agree.

    • Exactly, show us the consumer spending reports and consumer confidence. People are going back to jobs with a lack of customers. Most businesses that survived so far are desperately trying to reopen, by boss included. But he’s not seeing the same sales. The customers just aren’t there. So he has not offered me my job back. And may still close permanently if customers don’t start buying soon.

    • DarkKnightTrinity | September 4, 2020 at 5:23 PM | Reply

      @Rocket Boards No one has money, the US was at its breaking point, working on a system of debt. Now it’s breaking. Credit cards are probably f ing everyone up too.

    • Revealing Serendipity | September 4, 2020 at 6:25 PM | Reply

      @Rocket Boards I’m self employed and my customers aren’t there either. People without jobs, insurance, food, a roof over their head, are not looking to buy things or spend money they don’t have. They can’t afford to get sick either.

  6. a lot of people are about to become homeless. There’s a title wave of evictions coming. It shows a small amount of people getting jobs but says nothing about millions about to be evicted from their home.

    • why would the unemployment rate include homelessness numbers? They are 2 different animals. You can be unemployed but not homeless and you can be homeless but employed

    • @Paul Wilson not homeless people it’s about hundreds of people about to become homeless because their jobs never come back and they are so far behind on rent they are going to be kicked out. See the homeless.? Look out in 6 months and you will see the number double.

    • @David Brown you didnt explain… why would the unemployment rate include homelessness numbers?

    • @David Brown and i agree with you… the upcoming mass evictions is going to be a horror show

  7. K.C. Mo I saw the longest line I’ve ever seen at our Community service league for food the cars were like 2 miles long. I guess it’s from evictions I’m not sure but God Bless to K.C. Mo and all others in thier food pantries.

  8. add 1.4 million jobs? or just 1.4 million people returning to their previously existing jobs…. there is a difference

    • @Sean Kennedy Why so aggressive? Can’t you just debate with facts and your personal observations instead? Or do you not have any? There’s no indication if these were people making 50k+ before that are now making 15k, no indication if these are just jobs returning, and no indication if these returning jobs will last. Everything comes down to the consumer spending and consumer confidence. If jobs reopen and theres not enough customers, they will close back down again and lay people off, this time for good. I’m already seeing this at my bosses company, where he’s open, but losing money every month from a lack of customers.

    • @Sean Kennedy ok moronic response

    • Sicksince 198six | September 4, 2020 at 1:05 PM | Reply

      @Rocket Boards the only thing Sean Kennedy could say was learn how to speak English lmao, good one sir. He only deals in alternative facts

    • Doc Dan. Yeah more like returning to their OLD Jobs…. More like it.

      We are STILL in a Sheeit hole. Thank you very much Orange Orangutan. Thank you very much👋👋👋😡😠😠😵😵

    • @Sean Kennedy ok phd in economics see article Washington Post 9 5 20 suppose you can read graphs. Evan a moron can compare the data presented…

  9. Can you trust the numbers? Unemploy, Covid-19 death total and confirmed number …..
    I cannot believe the numbers from trump admin!

  10. That’s not the real unemployment rate.

  11. Why dont I believe these figures?

    • Luka Djordjević | September 4, 2020 at 6:37 PM | Reply

      These figures are bad.My country was really poor,and now somehow IMF predicts my country to fall least in Europe,My country added 100 thousand jobs in Second Quater of 2020,which reduced unemployment by 2.4%,From 9.7% to 7.3%.And in First Quarter of 2019 my country had 12.6% unemployment.I just think that my country is doing a great job.Even salaries are higher now than in start of epidemic.

    • PersonWomenManCamera Tv | September 5, 2020 at 12:20 PM | Reply

      @DesignatedOperator, I’m a liberal that owns bars and restaurants. Why on earth would I want the economy to fail?!?

    • DesignatedOperator | September 5, 2020 at 12:44 PM | Reply

      @PersonWomenManCamera Tv ….. Liberals want the economy to fail because they believe it will cause Trump to lose.

    • because you hate trump?

    • DesignatedOperator When conservatives said that Barack Obama’s economy was growing slowly and that they didn’t believe Obama’s numbers, did they want our economy to fail when they pointed that out? Of course not. And the same applies here. If Trump’s economy is growing slowly and we point that out, we’re looking for improvements, plain and simple. If improvements come from Donald Trump, great. If not, then that’s not good. We’re happy about jobs regained, but just like you wanted from Barack Obama, we want to see quality within those jobs from Donald Trump.

  12. Frankly, I would like a breakdown of how many were actually added and how many were simply repopulated.

    • Revealing Serendipity | September 4, 2020 at 6:27 PM | Reply

      With Trump in control of all of the agencies, there will be no factual information coming out before the election. He wants to paint a fantasy for his voters. The rest of us know better.

    • Would u like a breakdown narcissist? People gtta prove everything to u? Go drink some more Orange koolaid. See if that works. Pathetic excuse for a human being

  13. lily and murphy | September 4, 2020 at 10:00 AM | Reply

    Great, just when all the THOUSANDS of summer temp. tourist jobs end –
    THIS WEEKEND.

  14. What planet are you living 8.4% unemployment WHAT A JOKE TRY 20-30% GET OFF WALL STREET GET ON MAIN STREET

  15. It’s still Obama economy. He gets all the credit. LMAO!!

  16. Alexander Vollmer | September 4, 2020 at 1:56 PM | Reply

    If that’s true, why doesn’t the employment rate show they same change?

  17. Doesn’t look promising to me!😏😏🤔🤔

  18. It’s really bad out here. Many people are sleeping in their cars tonight. Under employment, gig economy jobs that don’t cut it, and Wall Street will eventually feel it like we all do.

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